Sahan Jayasuriya

Happy Holidays from ThirdCoast Digest!

A behind-the-scenes look at TCD's window decoration at the Shops of Grand Ave, and holiday greetings from our editorial staff.

By - Dec 25th, 2012 10:38 am
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Sometime before Thanksgiving, our assistant culture editor Matthew came to me with an epiphany he had recently come across – apparently dry erase markers write on glass. After being mutually wowed by this revelation, Mr. Reddin and I started to brainstorm all of the awesome things that we could do with that, and after a series of successive “Oh, and then…” statements, we came up with a rather simple idea – decorate our office window with some good old-fashioned holiday flair. A week or so later, we hatched a plan, sketched it out, picked up the “snow in a can” spray necessary to carry it out and set to work.

Below are some photos from the process. Stop by our offices at the Shops of Grand Ave to take a look for yourself, and while you’re at it, stop in and say hello. Happy Holidays from us all at TCD!

Winter 2012 ThirdCoast Digest Staff. Photo: Lacy Landre.

An extra-elaborate first draft for the window decor, before we came up with the idea to exclusively use fake spray-on snow.

Matthew works to give our snowman the perfect facial expression.

Carly Rubach lays down the foundation for our snowman's wintery wonderland.


We knew the project was going to take longer than a day, so we put up this sign to let everyone know that. Dan was very much thrilled about this.

Resourceful! Matthew constructs our snowman's hat out of electrical tape.

Stencils + spray-on snow + Matthew & Sahan = one cool holiday greeting.

Behind the scenes of stencils.


The finished project, seen with Take One at ThirdCoast participants Midnight Reruns.

A celebratory high five was in order after all was said in done. Great work, TCD.

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